American Airlines mechanic admits to plane sabotage attempt

AeroTime Daily News | December 19, 2019
A former American Airlines mechanic has pleaded guilty to “attempted destruction of an aircraft” in a U.S. federal court. The mechanic, accused of trying to sabotage a passenger airplane, admitted to tampering with a critical flight-monitoring device on the airline’s Boeing 737 jet back in July 2019. The sabotage attempt was discovered after a flight carrying 150 people on board was aborted just before takeoff from Miami, avoiding a possible crash.
The British engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce ambitions to build the fastest all-electric aircraft in the world. Designed in partnership with Electroflight and YASA, the plane is expected to reach a record speed of more than 480 km/h (300 mph) by the end of spring 2020. 
Jeju Airlines (also known as Jeju Air), South Korea’s largest budget carrier, is planning to acquire a 51% stake in its competitor, another South Korean low cost carrier Eastar Jet, signaling strains in the country’s already crowded budget carrier market.
China Eastern Airways became the first airline to receive A350 XWB aircraft equipped with Airbus new touchscreen cockpit displays. The carrier took delivery of its brand new A350-900 on December 18, 2019, officially marking the beginning of Airbus’ touchscreen cockpit displays-equipped aircraft deliveries.
After hopping a fence of Fresno Yosemite International Airport, California, a 17-year old stole a Beechcraft 200 King Air and crashed it into a wall. Authorities have ruled out the hypothesis of a domestic terrorism attempt. 

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